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USC Baseball Drops 9-4 Decision to Cal Poly

Feb 27, 2021

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LOS ANGELES – The USC baseball team couldn't keep pace with Cal Poly in an offensive battle on Saturday afternoon at Dedeaux Field, falling 9-4 to the Mustangs.
 
USC drops to 2-3 overall with the loss and the Mustangs move to 3-3 on the year.
 
The teams were locked in a back-and-forth battle until Cal Poly came up with three runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to break what had been a 4-4 tie heading into the final two frames. The Trojans couldn't find a late answer.
 
After the Mustangs struck first with a run in the opening half inning, USC came back and got a two-run double from Nate Clow in the bottom of the second. Both teams would score in the third, with the Trojans getting a solo-homer from Rhylan Thomas, and then USC took a 4-2 lead in the fourth on an RBI groundout from John Thomas.
 
Cal Poly scored in both the fifth and sixth innings to tie it up before breaking things open in the eighth.
 
USC had nine hits in the game and the Mustangs had 15.
 
TOP PERFORMERS

  • Nate Clow: 2-for-4, 2-R double
  • Bart West: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 1 BB
  • Rhylan Thomas: 1-for-3, solo-homer (first of his career)

 
UP NEXT
The Trojans and Mustangs close things out on Sunday at 1 p.m. Sunday's finale will be streamed live on USCTrojans.com.